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Detectives launched a murder investigation after the body of a woman was found at a property in Old Road in Clacton, Essex

Detectives launched a murder investigation after the body of a woman was found at a property in Old Road in Clacton, Essex

Detectives launched a murder investigation after the body of a woman was found at a property in Old Road in Clacton, Essex

A man has been arrested after a woman was found dead in a house.

Essex Police were called to Old Road in Clacton just after 10.50am on Friday after concerns were raised for the welfare of a resident.

They found the woman, believed to be aged in her late 50s, dead inside.

Police said a 25-year-old man from Clacton was arrested in the town on suspicion of murder and has been taken to Clacton police station for questioning.

A police spokesman said: "A post-mortem to establish the cause of death has not yet taken place but police believe she was killed.

"A forensic examination of the scene is being carried out."

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